So as I mentioned here, I’ve really been into feeding my body healthy but tasty and balanced foods recently. It’s been really great being back at Uni and shopping for myself, as well as cooking fresh meals everyday, but as a student I don’t really have the time or money to cook big, fancy things in the kitchen so I’ve been focusing on keeping my meals quick but healthy and tasty.
Before the start of this term I’d never tried couscous and honestly I’m really mad at myself for it because it’s so tasty and quick to make and healthier than pasta, one of my all time favourite carbohydrates. Therefore, I thought I’d share my favourite thing to do with couscous at the moment that takes less than 20 minutes…
- 1/3 courgette, cut into slices and then quartered
- 1 tomato, cut into chunks
- 3-4 mushrooms, cut into chunks
- A handful of frozen peppers (I don’t eat peppers enough to buy them fresh)
- 1/3 of a chorizo ring, cut into slices then halved
- Garlic puree (this is optional)
- half a cup of couscous (Or more if you want more obviously)
- 1 vegetable stock (I use the Knorr jelly stock pots)
2) Melt vegetable stock in a cup of boiling water… You want the vegetable stock to break down a bit and then pour the water over the couscous. Leave it to soak, and fluff it with a fork/add more water if needed.
3) Fry the courgettes and chorizo… If your pan is hot enough you only need to do this for about 2 minutes before you add everything else.
4) Add the mushrooms, tomato and sliced peppers… Get stirring and fry everything together for around 5-10 minutes. It really shouldn’t take all too long, just judge it by eye. (This is also where you can add a squeeze of garlic puree if you want to)
5) Take the veggie chorizo mix off the heat and pour it over your couscous… Get eating, you’re done!
It’s honestly my favourite meal at the moment and I love that it’s so easy to do! I’ve realised recently that eating “healthy” doesn’t have to be boring, and can actually be pretty exciting. This is a great mix of tastes and an easy way to incorporate vegetables in your diet, and I am a big fan!
Let me know if you try it, or cook anything similar!
Lots of love,
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